The Pro by Garth Ennis Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Gets Optioned

The Paperfilms / Image Comics graphic novel The Pro by Garth Ennis, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Amanda Conner was picked up by Paramount for a movie deal. 

Copies of The Pro are beeing listed for $30-$50. Recently Closed Auctions show copies of the first print selling for up to $60. (I need to dig out my old copy.)

(First Print Cover shown)

From who had the exclusive:
A lot going on at Paramount Pictures, but they are still making deals. The studio has picked up rights to The Pro, a graphic novel by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts is producing and Zoe McCarthy has been hired to write the screenplay. She is best known for her script Bitches On A Boat.

The graphic novel writers and illustrators all have stuff going on in Hollywood. Palmiotti’s graphic novel Painkiller Jane has just attached Jessica Chastain, and he is currently writing the comic Harley Quinn along with Conner for DC Comics. Ennis is producing the AMC series Preacher, based on the graphic novel series he created with Steve Dillon.

First published in 2002, The Pro is in its eighth printing with Image Comics and Paperfilms. The logline: A prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of Honor to help curb her anti-heroic behavior. The film puts a humorous twist on the superhero genre.


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4 Responses to The Pro by Garth Ennis Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti Gets Optioned

  1. lolalucia says:

    Not a great novel to switch over to film.

  2. OC_Guy says:

    Well, if you can find it cheap, why not, but I wouldn’t pay the full Ebay prices right now.

  3. emiobeg says:

    Luckily I pick this up last year when Ennis was in town at my LCS and got it signed.

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